Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecommunications, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Report: Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

Japanese telecom carrier said to want animated movie producer

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Top EU official tells Uber and Germany: Start talking!

Neelie Kroes takes to Twitter after the latest German court ban on Uber services

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Credit card breach that hit Jimmy John's is larger than originally thought

An additional 108 restaurants were also affected, said credit-card processor Signature Systems

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Symantec names Michael Brown as new CEO

The company is trying to reverse a decline with the slide of the PC market, and the interim CEO, Michael Brown, was the best candidate.

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FAA clears movie and TV drones for takeoff

The decision is the first step in allowing wider use of drones by companies in Hollywood and elsewhere for video production.

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Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store line to launch iPhone 6 sales

Apple's CEO met customers and posed for selfies.

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The Navy flew its new drone across the U.S. Wednesday night

The drone is part of a new Navy system that will provide global coverage of the seas.

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China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The country says it has no knowledge of attacks against US transportation contractors.

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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.

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Scary video highlights danger of damaged Lithium Ion batteries

A battery explosion serves as a reminder to replace damaged Lithium Ion batteries

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Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

Almost every brand-name company sourcing from the country is impacted by the practice, said a new report

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Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

The company has already had interest from Apple, Samsung, Sony and others

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Google wants to test drone wireless Internet in New Mexico

The company is planning a six-month trial of beaming wireless Internet via drone.

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Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level